The D20MX controller collects, aggregates, and processes data from devices in a substation and consolidates and communicates it to a central location to help utilities manage all the activities of the entire network of substations.

Utilities can use the D20MX to help perform automation tasks, such as load monitoring, load balancing and outage detection.

In addition, instructions can be sent from a central control center to the D20MX in remote substations to help centralize control of the grid to improve reliability and efficiency.

GE Grid Automation general manager Juan Macias said since the launch of D20 platform more than 20 years ago, the company has continued to invest in the platform to ensure that it meets the evolving needs of its utility customers.

"As with previous generations of the product, the Multilin D20MX will help our customers optimize the performance of their substations and increase the efficiency of their power assets," Macias added.